GE Acquires Ultrasound Probe Test Company
GE Healthcare has acquired Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business for an undisclosed amount. Unisyn is a provider of comprehensive ultrasound probe repair solutions to biomedical and clinical engineers, and GE Healthcare plans to integrate its products and services into its Global Services organization. Unisyn products and services — including its proprietary FirstCall ultrasound probe-testing device that diagnoses probe failures and tests repairs before shipment back to the customer — will initially be offered to GE Healthcare customers in the United States and Canada, with distribution expanding to other countries by the end of 2013. Unisyn’s Diagnostic Imaging Field Services business will operate independently under a new name. “The combination of Unisyn’s repair expertise and GE’s scale will provide value by meeting customers’ needs with a fast, cost effective and reliable probe repair solution,” said Mike Swinford, President and CEO of Global Services for GE Healthcare, in the press release. “We see this as a tremendous opportunity to further grow our ultrasound and services footprint globally and look forward to providing our customers a cost-effective solution at every step of the ultrasound product life cycle.” The acquisition will allow GE Healthcare to offer a complete probe repair solution spanning across multiple vendor platforms as well as a broad portfolio of on-demand offerings to meet customers’ unique needs, added Unisyn CEO Jeff Soinski in the press release. “Our ultimate goal at Unisyn is to deliver value for our customers and together with GE our transactional business is positioned to do this better than ever before,” he stated.